“Walden, a game was a true labor of love in the making, and so it’s such an honor for the entire team to witness this incredible reception from the Games for Change community, which has always meant so much to us,” said director Tracy Fullerton, who was present yesterday to accept both awards. “This game would not have been possible without the support of our passionate community, as well as our amazing partners at the NEH, NEA and Sundance Institute.”
An adaptation of Walden, Thoreau’s classic book about an experiment in self-reliant living, Walden, a game follows the philosopher’s footsteps as he survives on the fruits of his labor through the shifting seasons of New England’s Walden Pond. Players build their own shelter, grow food and fish, and discover the wildlife, terrain and people surrounding the woods while reflecting on life, nature and more through Thoreau’s meditative writings, voiced by actor Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild).
The game was developed by Tracy Fullerton and her team with funding provided by the NEH, NEA and Sundance Institute. It is currently on exhibit at the Concord Museum near Walden Pond as part of the 2017 Thoreau Bicentennial celebration.
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